The first generation of the Audi A1 was introduced on the market in 2012, and it was big news from the brand from Ingolstadt. Prior to its release, the cheapest Audi was the A3, which is a premium sedan of small dimensions. The A1 is instead a city car, but not in the pure sense of the word; in fact, it cannot be compared to a Fiat 500 or a Toyota Aygo because despite being a city car it is much more premium: the finishes are in soft plastics and high-quality aluminum, and the attention to detail reminds passengers that we are not talking about an economical car. Mechanically, many components are shared with the Volkswagen Polo. The engines of the first generation range in power from 86 to 143 horsepower, while in the “facelift 2014” version from 82 to 192. In the latter version, minor changes were made to the exterior, while the car was made more technological. Note that, despite the large part, the standard equipment is very sparse and the digital display is also an expensive option. At the same time, the stock wheels are a bit small: 15 inches. The next generation of this A1 completely changes the situation (both for good and for bad).
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🏎 Audi A1 I 8X facelift 2014
📍 Germany
🛠 1.0 TFSI 82HP
💨 12,6 seconds
🔝 177km/h
💶 No longer on sale
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐ (3/5)